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June 19, 2015 – Colorado Chapter Meeting

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Colorado BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Colorado Chapter meeting on Friday, June 19, 2015. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Friday, June 19, 2015  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where:

PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur St.
Denver, CO

Topics:

“Data Management for Big Data Analytics” presented by Mike Lampa, Managing Partner, Archipelago IS, LLC.

“Collaborative Business Intelligence” presented by Kevin Burrus, Co-founder and IT Consultant, Brainspire Solutions.

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Agenda:

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Arrival & Registration

1:15 -1:30 PM

Meeting Introductions

 1:30-2:30 PM

Presentation:
“Data Management for Big Data Analytics” presented by Mike Lampa, Managing Partner, Archipelago IS, LLC.

 

Abstract
Data management for analytics is an exciting field these days, to put it mildly. But the excitement often takes the form of confusion and anxiety because it takes daunting effort to navigate through what the multitude of commercial and open-source data management platforms do and where they should be deployed in order to promote better business operations, decisions and outcomes. Organizations are increasingly feeling the pressure to more creatively democratize and monetize vast amounts of existing and new data in a variety of formats. Managing today’s data and putting it to work poses new challenges. This presentation will provide insight on the future of the core functional domains of “Data Management for Analytics”, as well as recommendations for how an organization might consider applying these technologies as they continue on the journey towards better business outcomes through advanced analytics.

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Break

 2:45 – 3:45 PM

“Collaborative Business Intelligence” presented by Kevin Burrus, Co-founder and IT Consultant, Brainspire Solutions.

 

Abstract
In today’s data landscape, IT and Business teams remain largely disjointed. The business needs to react quickly to ever-changing business problems and doesn’t always know where to start. With changing requirements, particularly during the data discovery process, IT teams striving to build a full-scale data warehouse struggle to keep up. After all, each change requires additional ETL and business logic to pull data away from source systems and conform data into a traditional Data Warehouse solution. While this is the ultimate end solution for a business, it ignores a real fact: We really don’t know what we haven’t looked at or if the data we think is useful actually is useful/actionable. In this presentation, Kevin will take a model-first approach to get analytical data in the hands of business users from Iteration 1 by creating on-the-fly in-memory data marts as a precursor to a big-bang Data Warehouse build. The strategies discussed in this presentation will help decrease cycle time between iterations, allowing for business users to participate in the data discovery process along the way.

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Wrap up

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Networking

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Bios of Presenters

Mike Lampa, Managing Partner, Archipelago IS, LLC
Mike Lampa is Managing Partner at Denver-based Archipelago Information Strategies.  Archipelago is a business intelligence / advanced analytics consultancy & solution provider focusing on business outcome improvements through agile implementations of business discovery and predictive analytic solutions. Mike is responsible for Archipelago’s Service Delivery.
Mike has over 32 years experience, the last 18 of which have been focused on data warehousing, business intelligence and advanced analytics. He is a sought after business leader, educator, and speaker. Mike serves as Faculty with the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and as an instructor for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). He also chairs BI tool user groups, writes for his own blog and has been published in TechTarget, DM Review & The Journal of Data Warehousing.

Kevin Burrus, Co-founder and IT Consultant, Brainspire Solutions
Kevin Burrus’s experience has been focused on the design, implementation, and support of enterprise-level data solutions. With a creative approach to tackling loosely-defined problems, he has successfully delivered full-service business intelligence and data warehousing solutions in the retail, healthcare, and finance industries. Prior to co-founding Brainspire, Kevin consulted with Pariveda Solutions.

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